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Last Build Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:23:06 -0700

 



FAA changes San Francisco landing rules after close call

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:34:03 -0700

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Federal officials have issued new rules for nighttime landings and control-tower staffing at San Francisco International Airport after an Air Canada jet nearly struck planes on the ground last month. The new procedures will apply when a runway parallel to a plane’s designated runway is closed, as it was on July 7, possibly contributing to […]



Pennsylvania steakhouse to change name in lawsuit settlement

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:48:02 -0700

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SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania eatery that was sued by a New York City steakhouse for trademark infringement has agreed to change its name. Owner Robert Dickert will change the name of Scranton’s Carl von Luger Steak & Seafood to Carl’s Prime. The Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice reports (http://bit.ly/2uLEGGN ) the change is the key […]



Arkansas hotel frequented by mobsters in jeopardy of closing

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:25:03 -0700

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A landmark Arkansas hotel frequented by Al Capone and other mobsters is in jeopardy of closing. Safety concerns are threatening to shutter the Arlington Hotel and Spa in Hot Springs, a city about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock, The Sentinel-Record reported . Capone frequented the hotel so […]



Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 100 hurt

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:32:09 -0700

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A van veered onto a sidewalk and barreled down a busy pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s picturesque Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it mowed down tourists and residents and turned the popular European vacation promenade into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were […]



Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:15:12 -0700

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DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago: DNA from the bones of domesticated turkeys. The DNA shows the Mesa Verde people raised turkeys that had telltale similarities to turkeys kept by […]



Wisconsin senator wants feds to probe Mexican resort alcohol

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:12:11 -0700

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MILWAUKEE — A U.S. senator from Wisconsin is urging the State Department to investigate reports of tainted or substandard alcohol at Mexican resorts. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported about travelers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at resorts south of the border, including a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman who died in January after being pulled from […]



Elite female athletes balance climbing huge mountains, raising tiny humans

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0700

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Alpine climbing and endurance sports require extra intensity, effort and commitment for mothers.



Charting the growth of Seattle’s Swedish Hospital

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0700

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This week’s “Now” photo is a metaphor for the adjustments required by frequent expansions to the campus.



He’s torn between wife and the Other Woman

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Quit wasting your wife’s time and let her move on, Carolyn Hax advises.



Maryhill Museum invites you to tango nights in the Gorge

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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A monthly series of tango lessons and dance nights seems to fit the culture of this 1920s-era outpost on the banks of the Columbia.



Rant & Rave: Keep it down, you loud cellphone talker!

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Readers rave about free Seafair pit passes, rant about loud cellphone talker on the train.



The all-day Café Hitchcock is poised for success

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Part of Chef Brendan McGill’s expanding restaurant family, Café Hitchcock has a promising pedigree, location and menu, as it seeks to become a morning-to-night hangout.



Bonnie Tyler to sing ‘Total Eclipse’ hit during eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:09:03 -0700

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MIAMI  — Some cruise passengers will have the ultimate soundtrack for Monday’s solar eclipse when Bonnie Tyler sings her hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on board. More on the eclipse Solar-eclipse forecast looks promising for clear view in Seattle NASA research plane will fly from Seattle for eclipse mission ‘Great American eclipse’ will be […]



ICC orders Mali extremist to pay $3.2 million in reparations

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:50:10 -0700

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The International Criminal court ruled Thursday that a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations. The court in the Netherlands found that Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi had intentionally directed attacks against nine mausoleums […]



Body found in Puyallup River believed to be fisherman missing since May

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:33:50 -0700

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The body hasn’t been formally identified yet, but information from the recovery scene suggests it is Lorenzo Perez, 46.



Battered bronze sphere returns to World Trade Center site

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:19:02 -0700

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NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-ton, bronze sphere damaged by the collapsing World Trade Center is finally being returned to a spot overlooking the rebuilt site. Workers on Wednesday began hoisting sections of the Koenig (KOO’-neeg) Sphere into its permanent home at the new Liberty Park overlooking the 9/11 memorial. The Port Authority of New […]



National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:46:04 -0700

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PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Park Service said in a statement it made the decision to “expand hydration options for recreationalists, hikers, and other […]



Reader’s Lens: Flashy fireworks

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 -0700

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Yoshiko Nakamura’s shot of fireworks at a North Bend festival.



Green Lake’s Latona Pub celebrates 30 years

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 -0700

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The bar was one of the earliest champions of the local-beer movement. Thirty years later, Latona Pub has outlasted most of its competitors.



Family settles with PETA over removal, death of girl’s dog

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:28:06 -0700

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A family has settled a lawsuit against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for taking a girl’s unattended dog and euthanizing it, ending an attempt to effectively put PETA on trial for euthanizing hundreds of animals each year. The agreement was confirmed Wednesday by PETA and the family’s attorney. […]